PCPT assist in identifying refurbishment as the more sustainable option. We assist developers and their advisers recognise the incentives and opportunities to building refurbishment over demolition and new build.

Rising energy costs are making refurbishment projects an increasingly attractive option. Refurbishment is traditionally viewed as more risky and costly than new build, though the benefits of heritage conservation, community retention and higher resale values are acknowledged.

Whichever approach proves most beneficial for a particular area, the over-riding objective, for both public and private sectors, must be to achieve healthy, active and thriving communities which are sustainable in the long term.